Technical Sessions

Topic: Journey is the destination: Neurodevelopmental pathway from genes to behaviors in Autism

Professor ValsammaEapen


Chair, Infant Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of New South Wales
Head, Academic Unit of Child Psychiatry, South West Sydney (AUCS)
Stream Director, Early Life Determinants of Health, Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise (SPHERE)
Director, Program 1, Co-operative Research Centre for Autism (CRC)

Topic: Medical management and ASD

Professor Paramala J Santosh

MBBS, Dip NB (Psych), MD, PhD., FRCPsych

Developmental Neuropsychiatry & Psychopharmacology
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
King’s College London
Head and Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Centre for Interventional Paediatric Psychopharmacology and Rare Diseases (CIPPRD)
National and Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Michael Rutter Centre | Maudsley Hospital | De’Crespigny Park | London |
(Skype presentation)

Topic: Technology

Dr. Rosa I Arriaga


Associate Director, School of Interactive Computing, MS HCI Program, 2017 – present
HCC Qualifying Exam Moderator
Georgia Tech, College of Computing

Topic: Innovations in Vocational Rehabilitation

Dr. Lilianna Mayo

Founder and Executive Director, Centro Ann Sullivan del Peru (CASP), Lima, Peru
Professor of Special Education at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia and the Universidad Catolica, in Peru, and an Adjunct Faculty Member in the Department of Applied Behavior Sciences at the University of Kansas.

Topic: Understanding ASD with a new developmental framework

Naoufel Gaddour


Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
University of Monastir, Tunisia

Topic: What’s new in early intervention? Experience across Asia

Stephanie Shire

Ph.D. Prevention Science Institute

Assistant Professor in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education at the University of Oregon, USA.
(Skype Presentation)

Topic: Prevalence of Autism in Africa

Petreus de Vries

Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of South Africa

(Skype Presentation)

Topic: Prevalence of Autism in Asia

Dr.Priti Arun

Department of Psychiatry
Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh

Topic: Autism and Self-Advocacy in Bangalore: How Leaders with Autism are Shaping Education, Employment, and Independent Living (WORKSHOP)

Andrew Nelson

Director of Direct Services with the West Virginia Autism Training Center at Marshall University

Topic: TOTS Guide (WORKSHOP)

Dr. Nandini Mundkur

Developmental Pediatrician
Director, Center for Child Development and Disabilities, Bangalore.

Topic: Adults with Autism – Experiences from a clinical setting on what they seek help for and what we can do.

Dr. Deepak Jayarajan

Assistant Professor, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Department of Psychiatry

Topic: Adolescents with ASD – Experiences from a tertiary care child and adolescent psychiatry center

Dr.Priti Jacob

Associate Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Topic: Wellbeing and Happiness in Autism (WORKSHOP)

Prakriti Agarwal

Autism Specialist, Bangalore

Topic: Early Intervention

Ms. Jo Chopra

Executive Director, Lathika Roy Foundation, Dehradun

Topic: Early Intervention

Dr. Pratibha Karanth

Founder Director and Managing Trustee
Communication DEALL Trust, Bangalore

Topic: Badthe Kadam

Dr. Savita Sapra

Topic: Workshop on INCLEN and ISAA

Dr Shefali Gulati

Professor and Chief of Child Neurology Division, Department of Pediatrics,
AIIMS, New Delhi

Topic: Electrophysiology in Autism

Dr. Matthew Belmonte

Associate Professor
School of Social Sciences
Nottingham Trent University

Topic: Alternate Therapies

Ms. Lucy Bowen

Play Therapist

Dr. Geetha Bhat

Music Therapist

Dr. Meenakshi Ravi

Music Therapist

Ms. Soumya Ayyar

Yoga Therapist, Praful Oorja

Topic: Building Support Networks

Carers World Wide (TBC)